This NGC Very Good Silver Tetradrachm of Athens is part of the Athena Collection
The ancient City-State of Athens used its coinage to project political statements on the power and wealth of the vast City-State. Mediterranean merchants and traders from outside of Athens appreciated Owls for their easy circulation, elevating the Athenian Owls to be the world's first the reserve currency. These examples from the Athena Collection date from 393-294 BC and were struck to fund the rebuilding of Athens after the Peloponnesian War with Sparta. The specimens are all from the third era of this coins production.
What designs are present on the Athenian Owl?
Each hand-struck Athenian Owl Tetradrachm is unique. This example graded Very Good is representational of the coins you may receive from the Athena Collection offered exclusively by MCM. Struck by hand with hand-carved dies, each Athenian Owl Tetradrachm will offer one unique strike characteristics. Featured on the obverse is the head of Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom. The Minerva Owl adorns the reverse, along with inscription "of the Athenians."
Part of the exclusive Athena Collection.
Part of the new Athena Collection from MCM, this Owl coin is protected in an NCG holder with the exclusive Athena Collection Label. Graded Very Good by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a highly respected coin grading company, expect the coins in this exclusive collection to show wear from circulation, have moderate detail, and some legible lettering.
The exclusive Athena Collection offers a great opportunity to add a piece of Ancient Greek art to your collection of ancient silver. Purchase from MCM today.
|Year of Issue:||393-294 BC|
Ask any group of coin enthusiasts what their favorite ancient coin to collect is, most will eagerly tell you that it is the Silver Owl Tetradrachm of Athens. This coin was well-known during Ancient times and still stands as a relic of Ancient Greece. For the collector who would like to add one to their own collection, ModernCoinMart offers many fine examples just for you!